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SuSE: New vpnc packages fix security vulnerability

This update of vpnc fixes a flaw in the modify_resolvconf_suse script that could potentially allow remote attackers to inject commands through specially crafted DNS domains. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  SUSE Security Update: Security update for vpnc
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2011:0979-1
Rating:             important
References:         #651577 #708656 
Cross-References:   CVE-2011-2660
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
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  An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata
  is now available.

Description:


  This update of vpnc fixes a flaw in the
  modify_resolvconf_suse script that  could potentially allow
  remote attackers to inject commands through  specially
  crafted DNS domains (CVE-2011-2660).

  Also a rekeying during reconnect was improved.

  Security Issue reference:

  * CVE-2011-2660
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2660


Indications:

  Please install this update.

Patch Instructions:

  To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-vpnc-5027

  To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (i586 x86_64):

     vpnc-0.5.1-55.10.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2660.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/651577
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/708656
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6492485ec672451add947d43aec02a1b
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